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Bavarian Sulze and Blut-Zungenwurst
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Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 01:05   Bavarian Sulze and Blut-Zungenwurst

Inspired by Butterbean's wonderful recipe for souse, I decided to make some, as well as some blood and tongue sausage since it uses almost the same ingredients.

Here's what I used:

Pork Hocks 2630 g
Pigs Feet 3583 g
Beef Tongue 3039 g
Pork sirloin 907 g
Pork Backfat 272 g - ONLY used for the blood/tongue sausage, NOT added to sulze

I used Chuckwagon's 25° SAL brine to cure the hocks, feet and tongues X 4 days and the lean pork sirloin X 2 days. (See CW's 25° SAL brine recipe which includes sugar, salt, cure #1 and water).

Hocks and feet ready to cook:

I added 4 TBS of sauerbraten spices (may substitute pickling spices) plus 1.5 TBS whole peppercorns and 1.5 TBS juniper berries which I coarsely ground in a spice grinder (coffee mill) and then tied into a teabag using cheesecloth:

I then cooked the meats X 3 hours at 194° F except for the sirloin which I only cooked for 1 hour. I then de-boned the feet and hocks and chopped the meat and skins and removed the skins from the beef tongues.

Tongues after skinning:

After chopping the meats into 3/4" to 1" chunks I added the following spices based on the weight of chopped meats to the broth and vinegar mixture (amounts to follow):

Dextrose 0.8%
White Pepper 0.4%
Onion Powder 0.3%
Garlic Powder 0.2%
MSG 0.2%
Marjoram 0.1%
Cloves (ground) 0.05%
Coriander 0.02%
Allspice (ground) 0.01%

Broth that was used cooking the meats above: 7%, then add the following:
White Wine Vinegar 30% of the weight of the broth calculated above

I did not add any additional salt since the cured meats had enough retained salt for my taste.

After cubing the meats I added the broth and vinegar along with 20% 275 Bloom Gelatin powder (20% bloom gelatin based on the weight of the broth plus the vinegar). I then brought the temperature of the cubed meats, with the added broth - vinegar - spices - gelatin mixture up to 155° F to help kill any nasties. I then ladled the cubed meats into a 4.5" diameter fibrous casing followed with the broth-vinegar-gelatin-spice mixture. It then went into the fridge overnight.

Here's the result:

It tastes wonderful. Although the amount of vinegar seems high, it has just a hint of tanginess after cooling overnight. It could have used a bit of added salt, but I like things less salty nowadays. I wouldn't change anything except cook the meats another 1 hour longer since I had a bit of trouble peeling the skins off the tongues and the hocks/feet were a chore to de-bone and skin/chop. I probably didn't need to add the powdered gelatin, but I wanted to make sure it would gel, which it did perfectly.

OK, now onto the blood and tongue sausage portion.

I used 1820 g of cubed tongue, pork hocks, feet and sirloin that I reserved from the above sulze recipe for this to which I added approximately 15% finely diced pork backfat which was scalded in 200° F water for 5 minutes (this helps to prevent smearing and blood discoloration of the fat:

Backfat diced to 1/4" and scalded:

I added the exact same percentage of spices as listed above to this meat mixture. I then hydrated dried pork blood with some of the cooking broth (at the rate of 1 part dried blood to 5 parts broth). I got the dried pork blood from a vendor in the UK which shipped it to me in the US without any problems. I also added 20 gms of bloom gelatin just to make sure it would firm up properly. I mixed all this together and then ladled into a 4.5" casing and then simmered it in 160° F water for 2 hours, then cooled at room temp and finally into the fridge overnight. The results were really good. Picture below:


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Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 01:50   

They are both very fine looking.
Ross- tightwad home cook
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Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 02:09   

Outstanding Rudy. Outstanding.

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Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 06:38   

Yikes! I'll say they are. 'Magnifico' Rudy. Hey, which one do you like best?

Best Wishes,
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it probably needs more time on the grill! :D
Last edited by Chuckwagon on Fri Mar 01, 2013 07:34; edited 1 time in total  


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Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 06:47   

What a great tutorial and photo's of the finished products. Just what I like to make too.
I have an instant inferiority complex now.
Thank you for posting.


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Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 07:36   

Impressive indeed! Souce is now on my to do list.

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Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 17:11   

Chuckwagon wrote:
Yikes! I'll say they are. 'Magnifico' Rudy. Hey, which one do you like best?

CW, I have to say I like the sulze better this time. This was my first attempt using dried blood and I should have used more liquid to reconstitute it. I usually prefer the blood tongue sausage.

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Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 03:51   

Looks great, Rudy!!!!!


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Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 14:56   

Looks fantastic. Thanks for such a great thread. I'll be referring back if you don't mind my cheating and looking over your shoulder on this one. :lol:

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Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 05:59   

Butterbean, I'm the one that should be thanking you for inspiring me to make this. Next time I make it, I will leave out the pigs feet since they were too much trouble and I got very little meat off of them. I'll stick with hocks that have the skin on, plus some fairly lean pork and definitely the beef tongues.

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